HC Deb 01 April 1925 vol 182 c1278
1. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is within the powers or sphere of duty of the British High Commissioner in Egypt to give or tender advice to the Egyptian Government relating to matters of electoral reform in Egypt?


The Egyptian Government have not sought Lord Allenby's advice on this subject. Had they done so, there is nothing in his instructions to prevent him from complying with such a request if he himself thought it desirable to do so.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the Egyptian Government are altering the electoral law before the election takes place caused by the recent dissolution; and whether the British Commissioner has any instructions to express any views on the matter?


From such information as I possess it would appear that the intention of the Egyptian Government is as stated in the first part of the question. The answer to the second part is in the negative.

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